This video shows the importance of anti-sway and correct weight distribution for towing caravans. For more tips on how to prevent swaying, check out our help...

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Comment by Dawn Michelle on May 1, 2017 at 10:06pm

Always good to have first hand advice!!  Just gives me a chill when I hear or see these videos but can't tuck my head in the sand.  I have a trifecta planned between the mechanic, brakes and suspension and the tire place.  The tires are supposed to be new and I was able to verify the DOT date on the outer ones, but the spare appears old and I can't check the inside ones.  I am also planning to put a TPMS on get one of those infrared heat gun thingies in addition to being super meticulous about checking the pressure.  They've also had their booties on since she's been here :-) Funny, I'm not that cautious with my car tires (facepalm).  

Comment by Rich Thomas on May 1, 2017 at 8:17pm

On the blow out thing Dawn, breaking is a good thing, you just need to do it in a controlled manner. The longer you hesitate the more of what tire you have left is shredding your Motor Home. The worst thing is that the exploding tire is extremely violent. Very loud then the shaking will start to tear every thing apart. The flapping tire will destroy everything it hits underneath and the sides can be shredded as well depending on what tire blows.This is from my own experience 20 miles down interstate 71, fresh from a State Highway Patrol inspection. That's why I try to jump in on any post that mentions new to R.V.-ING what do I check questions and post like this one. Pat is very right on his comments too for towing and I would suspect he is more than right on the grooved pavement. Riding on a motorcycle over a freshly grooved concrete road nearly took the handle bars out of my hands a few years back when they decided for what ever reason to bring in crews to cut grooves in about five miles of rout 50 not good at all. Any way I hope no one has to go through either of these situations.  

Comment by Dawn Michelle on April 30, 2017 at 6:13pm

Scary!!!!!!  I've been watching the blowout videos on motorhomes trying to get it into my head that I need to accelerate a 'tetch if that ever happens (because I know my instinct would be to break). 

Comment by Pat Daly on April 21, 2017 at 1:57pm
this happened to us after 10,000 miles. No anti-sway on weight distribution hitch, plus Colorado's grooved concrete interstate.



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